I guess this was about the best movie about the ACW for some time - there was something believable about the film - I suppose the knowledge that Audie Murphy was a real-life hero added to that. Nowadays it looks a little dated in the combat scenes - they seem more like a WW2 battle than what we expect to see nowadays....deep lines of firing and so forth. Still worth catching it if it crops up on your screen. Apparently there was a 70s miniseries on the same book. Like to see that.